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Sunday, June 12, 2005 The spastic butterfly chaser
This person was actually exercising on the elliptical machine at my left on Friday evening. He has a bad case of alopecia, no hair on his head, no eyebrows, no lashes. His legs are two shapeless tree trunks and he wears his beige socks stretched to mid calf. The skin on his face is taunt and shiny. The poor man looks a lot like an alien from outer space. His lower body movement are quite normal, he just goes up and down like everybody else. His upper body though... his upper body does weird contortions, his hands reach out sometimes in punch-like movements, sometimes like he's chasing butterflies, then his fingers come down flapping along his body while he puffs out his chest. The eccentric, convulsive dance goes on and on and on. We, the rest of the losers spending a Friday night at a gym, try very hard not to look at him but inevitably catch each other's eyes and suppress the laughter as much as we can. Annie wants to talk to the guy, just to find out what kind of music he's listening to.
The week has not started yet
but the plans are in full swing. I am working the evening shift this coming week, except on Tuesday, when I have to work regular hours so I can get to Melissa's middle school graduation ceremony and party.
Tomorrow evening, if it's not too late, I might be having dinner with Chicca, a girl from my high-school in Paris. She was several years younger than me. Probably still is, but I hope it won't show. She's an architect in Milan now and should have arrived to NY tonight, for a couple of days, to check on a project.
So that takes care of Monday evening and Tuesday evening. Next Saturday evening is already booked for a movie with Debra and probably Sunday morning for dim sum with Vivian and a bunch of other people.
Friday Annie will be leaving, earlier than expected because she needs to stay at a friend's house and take her of her dying dog while she's away on a mission. Pam might take advantage of the opening and come up. And then Francesco will arrive on the 24th. I spoke to his mom today and she seemed very nice. He'll leave on July 8th and hopefully M.A. will be here on the 9th. His brother Quique should arrive on the 13th. I am planning on working a couple of week-ends before then so I can take a few days off to hang out with them and enjoy their company. 11:16 PM
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